Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits cytokine activity and stem cell factor receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including ectopic germ cell programmed cell death; positive regulation of hemopoiesis; and positive regulation of protein phosphorylation. Localizes to the extracellular space; integral component of membrane; and plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 69. Orthologous to human KITLG (KIT ligand).